Spencer will begin his weekend on Friday, March 18, with the World Financial Group 200. He has returned full-time this season to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, where he is concentrating on trying to win a championship with his No. 2 Team ASE Dodge.
On Saturday, March 19, Spencer will take over Michael Waltrip¿s No. 98 Busch Series car to compete in the Aaron¿s 312. By Sunday, when Spencer plans to run the No. 50 Arnold Motorsports Dodge in the Golden Corral 500 NEXTEL Cup race, he¿ll have every bump in the fast track memorized.
But with no points or provisionals to fall back on for the Aaron¿s 312 and the Golden Corral 500, Spencer knows he will have to qualify well in order to complete the triple.
¿I¿m really excited about the opportunity to compete in all three races at Atlanta next weekend,¿ Spencer said. ¿It¿ll be a full slate, especially on Friday with two truck practices in the morning, two Cup practices in the early afternoon, two Busch practices right after that, truck qualifying and Cup qualifying in the late afternoon, and then the truck race that night. I¿ll sleep well that night, I can promise you that.¿
Spencer said he is especially looking forward to the World Financial Group 200 Craftsman Truck race, which will be held under the lights for the first time at Atlanta. Spencer was a spectator for last year¿s truck race, and even he was enthralled by the action.
¿It¿s one of the best races we¿ll have all year with the speeds we reach and the intensity on the track, and anybody who watched last year¿s race knows that,¿ Spencer said. ¿Man, that was an awesome race. I remember watching it. You had two trucks pretty much door-to-door as they took the checkered flag. As a race fan ¿ and I¿m one ¿ you can¿t ask for much more than that. I assure you we¿ll see the same kind of racing this year. There are a lot of competitive trucks and competitive drivers in the truck series right now, and when you get us on a wide-open, fast track like Atlanta, it¿s kind of like turning the kids loose on a playround.¿
Don¿t miss your chance to watch this NASCAR veteran go side-by-side with racers in three different series during the Golden Corral 500 weekend. Greats seats are still available and a limited number are still available for just $65 for the entire weekend of racing action. For more information, call Ticketmaster or the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.